Family rescued after spending 28 hours stuck in the snow deep in the mountains

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A family of 5, including a 3-year-old girl, were stuck in the snow for 28 hours before getting rescued. They became stranded while hiking deep in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State.

They were on a 6-mile hike to Goldmyer Hot Springs. The family says they started their hike at noon on Monday, and they weren’t rescued until 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

A snowcat traveled 13 miles into the woods through 3 feet of snow, and found the family huddled together in their truck. The truck was stuck in a ditch, and one of the family members said they held the 3-year-old girl to his chest to keep her alive.

Wednesday on KATU News at 6, watch the dramatic video taken from the snowcat showing the moment the family was rescued. And you’ll hear from the family about what they did right, and what they did wrong, during their terrifying ordeal.

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